» » Sun Ra - Janus
Sun Ra - Janus Mp3
Performer: Sun Ra
Title: Janus
Style: Free Jazz, Big Band, Space-Age, Hard Bop
Country Germany
Label Black Lion Records
Catalog Number CD 877640-2
Genre: Jazz
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 163
MP3 size: 2902 mb
FLAC size: 2739 mb
WMA size: 1662 mb
Record From: CDr, Album, Remastered, Repress

Sun Ra - Janus Mp3


1Island In The Sun
Alto Clarinet – Danny DavisBass [Prob.] – Ronnie BoykinsFlute – Marshall AllenPercussion – John GilmorePercussion [Prob.] – Pat PatrickPiano – Sun Ra
Alto Saxophone, Percussion – Danny DavisBass – Ronnie BoykinsBass Clarinet [Prob.], Percussion [Prob.] – Robert CummingsBongos [Prob.], Percussion [Prob.] – Pat PatrickEffects [Reverb], Percussion – Tommy HunterGong, Clavinet, Directed By – Sun RaPiccolo Flute – Marshall AllenTenor Saxophone, Bells – John GilmoreVocals, Percussion – Art Jenkins
Alto Saxophone – Danny Davis, Marshall AllenBaritone Saxophone – Pat PatrickBass – Ronnie BoykinsDrums – Clifford JarvisDrums [Log Drum], Flute – James JacsonFrench Horn – Robert NorthernPerformer [Solos] – Pat Patrick, Robert Northern, Sun RaPiano – Sun RaTenor Saxophone – John GilmoreTrombone [Prob.] – Bernard Pettaway
Alto Saxophone, Percussion – Danny Davis, Marshall AllenBaritone Saxophone, Percussion – Pat PatrickBass – Ronnie BoykinsDrums – Clifford JarvisDrums [Log Drum] – James JacsonFrench Horn – Robert NorthernPiano, Keyboards [Clavioline] – Sun RaTenor Saxophone, Percussion – John GilmoreTrombone [Prob.] – Bernard Pettaway
5The Invisible Shield
Alto Saxophone – Danny Davis, Marshall AllenBassoon [Neptunian Libflecto (modified Bassoon)] – Danny Ray ThompsonDrums [Prob.] – Clifford JarvisOrgan, Synthesizer [Mini-moog] – Sun Ra


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
9012-2Sun Ra Janus ‎(CD, Album, RM)1201 Music9012-2US1999
ORGM-2091Sun Ra Janus ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Yel)ORG MusicORGM-2091US2017
CD 877640-2Sun Ra Janus ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM)Black Lion RecordsCD 877640-2Germany2001
ORGM-2091Sun Ra Janus ‎(LP, Album, RE)ORG MusicORGM-2091US2018


  • Composed BySun Ra
  • Layout, DesignRic Simenson
  • Liner NotesRobert L. Campbell
  • Photography ByMichael Wilderman


CDr Repress

Track 1 - Variety Recording Studio, NYC, between 1968 and 1970.
Track 2 - Recorded mono, probably at a live performance, 1970.
Track 3 - Recorded at Sun Studios, NYC, 1967 or '68 (Sun Ra solo) / Recorded at Choreographers' Workshop, NYC, 1963 (group).
Track 4 - Recorded in early 1968; it is different from a live recording from 1969 previously known to discographers.
Track 5 - Recorded live in NYC, early 1968.

"The Invisible Shield" and "Janus" are listed as two separate tracks on the cover but are joined as one track on the disc.

The credits for track 3, credit Sun Ra with "gong or clavinet".

"Sun Ra must have planned Janus as an entity in 1970 or 1971. But it was never released on LP. The first three tracks eventually appeared on one side of some obscure Saturn LP pressings; the last two are just now being issued, allowing us to hear Sun Ra's original conception for the first time."

In the mid and late 1960's, Sun Ra would often quote a familiar composition as a theme just at the beginning or end of a series of free improvisations. The final 3 minutes of Joy could be more free improv., or they could move into the theme of El Is a Sound of Joy or possibly another Sun Ra tune like Tapestry from an Asteroid. (When the words to this composition are sung, the last two words are "space joy").

This CD has been remastered from the original recording tape. Background noises, such as pops, clicks or other noises have been removed as much as possible without compromising the original recording quality.

A release of
da music
(p) & (c) This Compilation 2000 da music

Made In Germany


  • Barcode: 4 002587 764029
  • Label Code: LC 02940
  • Other (CDr - outer ring; visible from label side of CD): RFD80M-79249 . 80 TR
  • Other (CDr - inner ring; visible from label side of CD): fdA507060342FI7


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – DA Music
  • Copyright (c) – DA Music
  • Made By – P+O Pallas
  • Recorded At – Variety Recording Studio
  • Recorded At – Sun Studios, New York
  • Recorded At – Choreographers Workshop